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Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Dip
Yields: 3-1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Pumpkin_dip Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
1 (16-ounces)  Pumpkin Puree or 2 cups fresh
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
1 tablespoon Orange zest


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and pumpkin together either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well-blended.
  3. Place in refrigerator and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Serve in small, hollowed-out pumpkin, if desired.
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of Orange zest on top for garnish, or add slivers of orange peel.
  6. Serve with sugar cookies, vanilla wafers, ginger snaps, pound cake or crackers.